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Alabama Governor, Robert Bentley Resigns Amid Sex Scandal With TV News Reporter

Updated On 11 Apr, 2017 Published On

Alabama Governor, Robert Bentley resigned on Monday after tragedy struck him in the form of a sex scandal, taking away from him his power and popularity and finally leading him to the brink of impeachment.

Moreover, the governor has also been found guilty of four felony crimes involving possible misuse of state funds.

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley

Talking about the matter, Mr. Bentley said, "I have decided it is time for me to step down as Alabama’s governor,” however, he did not mention any charges to which he was found guilty or the agreement with prosecutors that mandated his resignation.

According to the report from the Alabama House judiciary committee, Mr. Bentley has been claimed to have an inappropriate relationship with TV reporter, Rebekah Caldwell Mason and has also been accused of encouraging an atmosphere of intimidation to hide the scandal, which finally became the reason behind his resignation.

Rebekah Caldwell Mason

Rebekah Caldwell Mason

However, the former governor denied the allegation and insisted that his relationship with Rebekah was never physical.

But when asked about the matter to the security personnel, they confirmed that they had seen her leaving the governer's office with her hair tousled and her clothing in disarray. 

Likewise, their relationship status was further proved to be of sexual nature after the investigator found the text message in Rebekah's phone that said: "You handsome, wonderful, amazing, delicious, funny, sweet man."

Video: Robert Bentley's alleged affair saga 

To the reply to her message, Bentley wrote, " "You are wonderful my sweet love. I love you."

Well, On Monday afternoon, Bentley had his mugshot taken by Montgomery County Sheriff's Office after being proved guilty of campaign finance violations linked to the alleged affair.